I'm putting in approval mode to get rid of these fucking spammers. We'll see how it goes.

I hope it won't turn off people from trying Mastodon :(

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@minus @angristan I added a really simple captcha field to sign up on my instance that mostly does the job

@animeirl @angristan FYI I was joking about recaptcha. Don't use recaptcha, it's awful.

Even if it will, they can try other instances. So I think it is fine.

@angristan I insist there's should be some automated way to prevent spam (particularly, one that doesn't harm most legitimate use cases)

@angristan like, they all just have something in common, like maybe HTTP request headers or IP ranges or something

@espectalll no, they use real browsers from many random ISPs with valid email addresses...

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